Madrid: Croatian midfielder Luka Modric tied his long-term future to Real Madrid by extending his contract with the European champions to 2020 on Tuesday.
"Real Madrid CF and Luka Modric have reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract with the club until 30 June, 2020," Madrid said in a statement.
Modric will be sidelined for the rest of the month after undergoing knee surgery three weeks ago.
However, after a difficult spell in his first season in the Spanish capital following his move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012, Modric has become one of Real's most influential players.
The 31-year-old has won seven trophies over the past four years, including the Champions League in 2014 and 2016.
Modric's renewal of contract follows midfield partner Toni Kroos' contract extension to 2022 last week.
The 26-year-old Kroos arrived at the Spanish club in 2014, after helping his national team win that year's World Cup in Brazil.
Kroos helped the club win last season's Champions League. He also won a Champions League title while playing for Bayern Munich in 2013.
Real Madrid are also expected to announce bumper contract renewals for superstar duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the coming weeks.
Central defender Pepe, whose existing deal was set to end next year, will extend his contract until 2018.
First Published On : Oct 18, 2016 17:29 IST